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Professional sports isn't always known for having a lot of nice guys.  For athletes who are placed on such a high pedestal by our society, they could almost be forgiven for thinking a little highly of themselves.  There are numerous examples where a great athlete turns out to be a bit of a jerk.  Some of it may be by their arrogance, or their infallibility, by the actions of their personal life away from the game, or how they sometimes have been known to treat the fans.  Their fame, their tremendous salaries come at the price of privacy as they become sort of local celebrities.  I will never be confused for a celebrity, while being a teacher does mean I'll get and polite hello and wave from students when I'm out and about I am more or less anonymous outside of the community I currently live in.  I can empathize with these athletes who try to go to dinner only to be swarmed by paparazzi or autograph seekers.  So are these people jerks because they turn down a few of these...
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